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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 26, 1956
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COUIUER NEWS THl COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRT A. HAINES, Editor, Assistant PublUher PAUL D. HUMAN, Adverting Maniger Sol* Nttlonal Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta. Memphli. Entered as »econd class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con- tresj, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or an, fuburbin town where carrier service is main- By 'mail, .within a radius of 60 miles. SS.50 per year *3 50 tor six months. J2.00 (or three months: by mail outtlde 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year ' • payable in advance. MEDITATIONS Faith Is the force of life.—Tolstoy le*t thou learn his ways, and get » inare to thy »ul. Pr° T - ":"• * * * It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scrolls. I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul. —W. E. Henley BARBS A hair stylist in London gave a permanent to t cow's tail at the request of 1U owner. How about the bossy tail, Instead of the pony tall, for teenagers? * * * All It take* ta l little colic to get * b»by up In. Jo arms. * * * An Ohio girl married a drugist after a five- year courtship. Maybe because she found out he knew how to cook. * * * It's funny how auto manufacturers compete for Biore and more horsepower which the same driver shouldn't use. * * * When * penon take* foe skating lessons he I* assured of qolie a number of sittings. * * * l"olk» who work for happiness get a, lot quicker than those who waste time looking for It. City Accepts Traffic Report with Some Calm Considering the scope and purpose of tha traffic report, unfolded in rough form by Engineer Adrian Koert last week, the city as a whole has seemed to take the doctor's prescription with a good deal of equanimity. Actually, the survey and its recom-. mendationg are'shaped to serve all those who must use this city's streets and, in particular, the person with downtown interesti either as a store-owner or shopper. In a casual conservation, Koert pointed out that after all, he doesn't live in Blytheville and chances are never will. However, he said, it seems a shame to see downtown property diminish in value as indeed have entire urban areas as shopping centers. This, he pointed out, may be avoided in Blytheville, which is just geting its second post-war growth but is still young enough to do something about its traffic health. For those who have some particular beef about the proposed changes, there are two courses of action. The final and finished traffic report will be presented to City Council in about 30 days. Certainly all interested persons should be on hand for that Council meeting. About that same time, Koert will hold a more or less informal session, probably in City Hall, when he will attempt to answer all questions and explain just what these changes in traffic and parking regulations are attempting to accomplish. Budget Accomplishment Americans familiar with President Eisenhower's program for the coming year know it calls for heavier defense and foreign aid outlays, and new attention to the pressing domestic need for more schools, housing and highways. No one, therefore, would expect the President's latest budget to be an economy budget, and it is not. Projected expenditures for the fiscal year starting next July are about f 1.6 billion above the expected totals for the present year. Yet Sir. Eisenhower looks forward to * budget that will be balanced for the first time since 1951. And he foresees continued fiscal stability in the period beyond this budget. Since no tax increases are called for, how i» the administration expecting to achieve a blancod budget at the moment It il stepping lip expenditures? Fundamentally it is counting on thi continued rise in business levels to boost federal revenues some $400 million beyond anticipated outlays of ?65.9 billion for fiscal 1957. This is a not unreasonable hope, inasmuch as Mr. Eisenhower projected a deficit for the current year and ;ibw finds that the boom has lifted federal intake to the point where a $200 million surplus may show by June 30. It is even possible that revenues may rise to a point where a ?200 million surplus may show by June 30. It is even possible that revenues may rise to a point where the President will feel justified in asking Congress to enact a modest tax cut in this calendar year. If this anticipated result does indeed follow, then considerable credit will flow to Mr. Eisenhower. Some will say "sound fiscal policy" bought a halt to deficit government. Others will stress the atmosphere of confidence engendered by the President, for the congenial economic climate he has fostered has undoubtedly played a substantial role in promoting the boom. One might say that in this budget Mr. Eisenhower has turned things about. As the country's economic enterprisers have reposed their confidence in him, he is now putting his faith in them. He is in effect telling them he believes they will lift the American economy to levels where it can meet many pressing human needs at home while simultaneously protecting us and our friends abroad from the perils of an aggressive communism. VIEWS OF OTHERS The Fatal Mile We are indebted to a correspondent for pointing out a fact that is not publicized very much; that is not publicized very much; that is, that the number of traffic accidents per miles traveled on the highways hai dropped considerably from 1934 to 1954. While the total number of highway accidents and deaths caused by highway accident* goes up and up, the ratio of such accidents and deaths to the number of miles traveled by cars, is down. Another way of putting this, and perhaps a more pleasant way, is that the chance of your having an accident on the road when you are driving is less than it was twenty yean ago. This is a good record, and a number of element* enter into the picture. Cat construction has a great deal to do with it; road construction has a great deal to do with It. And undoubtedly the educational campaign to make people safety- conadous, or perhaps it would be better to say danger-conscious, a campaign in which the National Safety Council and its units have played a great role, ha» had a great deal to do with it. But If greater emphasis ha* been put on the fact that the total number of accidents and tho total number of people killed in such accident* has gone up, rather than on the faot that the ratio to highway miles traveled has gone down, there is a god reason. Good as the record is, it is nothing to be complacent about. If we start patting careful, that's when we will begin getting careless. The only awy to bring the ratio down still lower is to keep our eyes on the number of people killed| You may drive 100,000 miles safely, but if while you are boasting about that, you are killed because of a bit of carelessness on the -66,001st mile, you'll be Just as dead as if you didn't have that record, t will be small consolation for your family to have your epitaph read, "He drove carefully for 100,000 miles."—Klngsport (Tenn.) Times. Distinction We hadn't given it much thought before, but we find that barbers and novelists have similarities as well as differences. They are pointed out by John Allan May in the Christian Science Monitor. Both barber and novelist use their imaginations, tell stories, etc., but it is the latter who writes down the results. The essential distinction is this: with a writer he most difficult thing to do Is to start; with » barber, the most difficult thing to do is to stop. The barber and his verbosity can go on forever. But the novelist: he is fascinated by his work —so fascinated that he can sit and look at It for hours! To get him to stop writing Is no problem. —Ashville (N. C.) Citizen. SO THEY SAY You never hear of divorces In fat families. They are too busy providing the things to eat to think of divorce. A man comes home to his fat ... I should not say that ... his pleasingly plump wife, and he has no time, for divorce. He puts his arms around her, or tries to, and everything Is fine. — Irvin Studer, 175-pound member of Parliament, would like to see more fat people In Canada. * * ¥ It's no fun hating people. — John Greene, president Ohio Bell, on being honored by National Conference of Christians and Jews. * * * To be out of jail; to eat and sleep regularly; to get what I write printed In a free country for free people; to have a little love in the home and a little affection and esteem outside the home. — Poet Carl Sandburg gives his prescription for happinesj on hjj 78th birthday. For a Minute There— Peter Edson's Washington Column — Eisenhowers Farm Program Is Getting Varied Interpretation NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON —(NBA)— Eisenhower administration people are promoting the President's farm message as a great economic paper. They say it offers a brand- new farm plan, steering away from fa'rm policies of the past. Skeptics view the message as more of a political position paper. It puts the administration on record as saying to the farmers: "Here, look at all these things the GOP proposes to do for you. It oilers something for all." Then if Congress refuses to buy a lot of these proposed programs, the political blame can be put on the Democratic-controlled Congress. If the Eisenhower farm message is the OOP bid for the farm vote in November, then it must be weighed against the Democrats' bid. So far, this consists principally of a promise to restore rigid 90 per cent of parity price supports. This is what the farmer has had in the past. He knows what he can expect from it. It's a guarantee of income, even if, over the long haul, It's an unsound policy that builds up surpluses at a cost of billions to the taxpayers. By contrast, what the Eisenhower message offers the individual farmer Is not stated in specifics, but In broad generalities. Even experienced Department of Agriculture officials and nongovernmental farm expers are still confused by the message. They don't know how its many provisions would be carried out. Some analysts consider it a waste of time to try to figure out the details. For Congress is expected to do considerable rewriting. Also, even after the new farm bill is passed, a lot' depends on interpretation. This comes through the regulations which the bureaucrats have to write in administering it. The Eisenhower farm message has been labeled a billion-dollar program. But there are no good estimates on what it will cost. Only a few figures are cited in the message. They add up to nearly 900 million dollars. The acreage reserve and conservation reserve programs in the soil bank plan could cost 750 million dollars the first year. The program has now been changed to make payments before harvest time. The school milk program would be stepped up 25 millions and agricultural research 38 millions. The full rural development program and extension of farm credit [ for low-income families will cosi 15 million dollars more. Cutting the farmers' gasoline tax will cost the government an estimated 60 million dollars. To offset some of these increased costs, a few parts of the Eisenhower program may save the government money. Taking acreage out of production of basic crops through the two parts of the soil bank plan should cut down on the amount of grains and cotton .harvested. This will reduce the amounts paid out through price-support loans. Putting a dollar ceiling on the amount of loans made to the big- gset farm producers will save money. Putting cotton ~ allotments on a quantity, instead of an acreage basis will save money. Raising the standard on which cotton support prices are based, also. Greater emphasis on selling government surpluses will convert some of them Into cash which can be turned back to the treasury. Reducing the legal price for which government-owned surpluses may be sold should mean larger sales. Reducing surpluses will cut government storage costs, which now run 400 million dollars a year. the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NEA Service A good many people are unnecessarily careless with their feet Q—My feet perspire freely all during the year. They keep break- Ing out in between the toes with cracks and sores which Itch. It goes away in a few days but keeps coming back. What suggestions have you?—L.D. A—It sounds very much as though this might be a rather bad ringworm: the excessive perspiration is quite likely not related to the ringworm but helps the infection to stay alive "and troublesome. If his has existed a long time you may need the expert advice and care of a skin specialist since the successful treatment of a condition of this sort Is likely to be complicated possibly In. eluding the use 01 X-rays. Q—After a series of tests I have been told that I have low blood sugar. What does this mean? I am on a high protein diet and cannot use sugar in my food.— Mrs.P.E. A—There are several possible causes for a lower than normal amount of sugar in the blood. Assuming that y ou have the most common .variety, then it is quite correct to treat you with frequent feedings of high protein foods with little or no sugar or starches. You will probably have to continue this for a long time, since once established, there seems to be little likelihood of the blood sugar returning to normal levels by Itself. Q—Would you give me some information on gargoyllsm. Is this inherited?—Mrs. E.H. A—Gargolysm is a rather rare condition which seems to run in families and is present at birth. It is associated with abnormal bone development and deposits of fatty- like or protein substances In various parts of the body. There Is usually a shortening of the trunk in relation to the limbs, protrusion of the abdomen and some other signs, Including abnormalities in the shape of the skull. Unfortunately, there Is no known effective treatment. —I had two attacks of coronary thrombosis but after two or three hours of pain I was not bothered with pain In the chest except when I overexerted. Now It Is eight weeks since I hnve had my third and I »ra »w»kened «vcry hour and a half at night with pain every night. Is there any medicine that might last longer?—Reader. A—I cannot tell whether you get some relief from the nitroglycerin or none at all. This may be important since the pain from which you are now suffering may not be angina but rather a form of chest pain which is described as coming sometimes with and sometimes without a history of previous coronary thrombosis. The problem is one both of diagnosis and treatment and should be studied carefully by your doctor. Q—Please say something about alopecia areata— M.A. A—This is a conamon in which the hair of the scalp or eyebrow's falls off In spots, usually ranging from the size of a dime to a 50- cent piece. It is fairly .common but the cause is not known. Generally, but not always, hair eventually so I have to use nitroglycerin grows back completely in the bald spots but someone who has this condition should be observed from time to time by his or her physician. IKE BETTER BE doin' somethin 1 for the farmer, especially in view of th' fact that he's goin' to be one one of these days. — Birmingham News. IP WE HAD a supermarket, we'd hunt a perfume to give it that spicy, olf-fashioned grocery store fragrance that would make (he public want to linger. — Tallahassee Democrat. Just when you think you're catching up with the neighbors, they refinance and buy something vou can't afford. . tNt«» • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Pessimism Wins On Suit Breaks By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NEA Service Today's hand illustrates a poin that we have often discussed in this column. When you can afforc It, be pessimistic about the way your suits are going to break. When today's hand was played. West opened the king of diamonds and continued with a diamond to East's ace. East returned the Jack of hearts, and declarer won with the ace. An optimistic declarer would now lay down the three top trumps, after which the ham would go up in smoke. South would have to try .to run his clubs, bul East would ruff the third club and go back to diamonds. South would ruff with his last trump and would NORTH 26 V943 + AKQ106 WEST EAST A93 A J 10 6 4 VQ87 VJI05 * K Q 8 7 3 » A10 5 2 + 954 +87 SOUTH (D) + AKQ8 VAK62 «94 #J32 ' North-South vul. . South Wwt North East 1A , Pass 2 A Pass 2 V Pass 3 + Pass 4 4 Fasi P»SJ Pass Opening lead—$ K succeed- in making only eight tricks. South makes his contract by assuming that the trumps will.break 4-2 rather than 3-3. In this case, a trump trick must be lost. The important thing Is that South must lose this trump trick while he still has control of the diamonds. Upon winning the ace of hearts, South should immediately lead his low trump. Dummy's remaining trumpi still control the diamonds and South can regain the lead to draw the rest of the trumps. Then he can run the clubs safely, (ul. filling his contract. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) - Hollywood on TV: Movies are better than ever—on television. Hollywood's major, studios once promised the nation's theater ex : pile of old movies was destined to stockpile of old movies was des- hlbltors that their tremendous lined to remain on the shelf and would never be seen on TV. remain on the shelf and would never be seen on TV. Until recently the Hollywood dam held back the celluloid flood and only independently-made features escaped through the spillways onto home screens. But now the dam has broken. Seven hundred and 40 features from RKO sold to TV. fifteen hundred shorts from Paramount. One hundred and four features rented by TV from Columbia. Nine classics from David O. Selznick. Thirty features from Universal. A price tag of $150,000,000 for 20th Century-Pox's old films. Not to mention Sir Laurence Olivier's next film, and a great one, "Richard III," which will have Its first run in the United States on NBC-TV in March BEFORE its release to theaters. The wrath of exhibitors over the closer union between Hollywood and TV no longer seems to worry the film industry, which is using the TV money for bigger and more spectacular theater movies. But exhibitors, believe me, are worried ant for good reason. Free movies at home don't help sell tickets—or popcorn. The Sponsor of The $64,000 Question is .reported ready to spring a tax gimmick that will lure more contestants into trying for the top prize. One of Hollywood's best villains: Qeorge Sanders, pops up soon as a comedian In a Ford Theater Telefilm, "Autumn Fever." He's chuckling: "Maybe I'll be the new Jack Benny. At 49 instead of 39." Not on the Teleprompter: Movie and TV producer Edward Small: "There aren't 25 good writers in Hollywood, so how can TV expect to present a preponderance of hour and hour-and-a-half shows? The only chance would be to produce only proven material, and there Isn't much of that available." Actress Lois Collier about the lack of sexy dolls on TV: "The TV casting director is afraid to use any girls who aren't built like boys. They think people at home with their families don't want excessive glamor on the small screens. When I did the 'Boston Blackie* series they wouldn't let me wear sweaters or be kissed." Orson Welles and CBS are having huddles about Mr. Genius hosting an hour live dramatic series a la "Robert Montgomery Present.'." The Wltnet: Red Skelton comparing working in TV to talking at a cocktail party: "You never know if anyone is listening to your conversation." This Is Hollywood, Mrs. Jones: Paul Douglas to an NBC secretary phoning Jan Sterling about a Lux Video assignment: "I'm sorry, but Jan's not here. May I take her message? This is MR. Sterling." Perry Como's trip to Hollywood for his NBC show has been can. celled for the time being because of lack of West Coast studio space . . . Jack Benny will star in five Shower of Stars a year for the next four years. Liberce is claiming the best time spot on British TV—4 p.m. on Sunday. Tea time, don't cha know. Joan Davis Is planning a new telefilm series but isn't worried if it turns out to be. another situation comedy show. "If anyone says situation comedy Is aead," says Joan, "let 'em just have a look at Phil Silvers' new show." Sixty-eight new series shows are In "various stages of development" at NBC-TV in Hollywood. Included in the blueprint stage: 'Alexander Botts," "Crime Classics," and "Have Camera, Will Travel." Wow! Get to Load of By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD lift— You haven't seen anything until you've seen Rudy Vallee's house. The place makes Liberace's house — piano-shaped pool and all — look puny by comparison. Come along for a tour. You climb up, up, up Into tha Hollywood Hills, get a little lost, then find Pyramid Place, on which Kudy lives. You pass through an auto gate — "caution — This gate closes 20 seconds after you enter" —and climb to the top of the peak, stopping your car on a turntable as per instructions on a sign. Yellow Sox .The master of the house it there to greet you, picturesquely dressed in knee-length yellow sox, walking shorts, yellow sport shirt and checked coat. He is smoking a long cigar and instructs you to follow him for the "40-cent tour." The house wa* built by Ann Harding and Harry Bannister in 1930, then passed Into other hands before Vallee bought It. Rudy, added many features himself, Including the door chimes that play his theme song "My Time Is Your Time." He displays the living part of th» house, which is ornate In the,southern California .tradition, of the 'J0§ and '30s. At the head of the stalr« is > hidden passageway so small that Jackie Oleason couldn't get through It. This leads to a sun deck, where a hidden bed slide* out at the press of a button. Big Bed He takes you Into the large bedroom with seven-foot-square bed. Then you go down a long hallway, past his spacious office and outdoors. He leads you down a steep path, past a sign saying only thoughtless people discard cigarette butU ("Find and use ash trays"). At one level is a large barbecue and swimming pool. Off a hall you find a large movie theater, a big *ar complete with pool table and slot machine* and anohter long lounge decorated with Christmas cards from celebrities over the years. Finally, on the level under the tennis court, Is a vast catacomb-like place with files containing all of hl« old music arrangements, radio scripts and transcriptions, plus a liquor closet big enough to stock any commercial bar. In B/yt/ievi/ie IS Years Ago New directors elected to the board o! the Chamber of Commerce were announced today by the Secretary J. Mell Brooks as follows: C. W. Afflick, Farmer England, Harry W. Halnes. E. B. Bate*, George Hubbard. Tom Little, Byron Morse, R. A. Nelson and James Ter- rs'. Mrs. Kendall Berry and Mrs. B. R. Mason spent yesterday in Memphis, Mrs. Roland Green spent Friday in Memphis visiting Mls« Willie La\vson who is a patient in Campbell's Clinic. Music Makers Answer to Today's Puzitt ACROSS 1 Stringed music maker 5 — concert 8 Wood-wind instrument 12 Hostelrics 13 Native metal 14 Girl's name 15 Larissan mountain 16 Body of water 17 Ages 18 New Guinea port 19 Relates 21 Entomology (ab.) 22 Bury 56 Exist 57 Present month (ab.) DOWN 1 Stringed instrument 2 Mad 3 Attacks 4 Licentiate Society of Apothecaries (ab.) 5 Sit for a portrait 6 Soviet city 7 Ring 8 Poem 9 Shipworms 10 Citrus fruit J. 9 V JL 3P *d V a d *a •& a a v J. N 2 v v a a 2 N o i n v y ± 3t •a * o « i W ';?. -L N id *} *» V f w. 'A 43 [3 a • i 4 -«i 9 1 *r a JL N v '>»< *r V ^ " i ~\ V 3 <d » V S J. •#, '' / 1 y>,. '•ft w% '(%. -; 3 2d p V 3 O 1 fa a i v 4* ^ a 3 O d * J. a d W ( 1 * J. ? * «T 'fe a N 9 1* ^ V s> ~l V a *> V N O •p _L a * N O »-1 9 v Y « N V a j. J. V • N N 1 V -1 5 0 N 1 t A music maker 26 Centaur 28 Inferior 29 Tiny (Scot.) 30 Eyes (Scot.) 31 Roof flnial 32 Mimic 33 Made amends 30 Vocal music maker 40 Doctrine 41 Storehouse 42 Collection of sayings 43 Oriental ' guitar 47 Race count circuit 48 Sacks 5(1 Low hiunt 51 Small rodenti 82 Genus of maplci S3 Din* 34 Greek letter K Brythonlc sea fodi 19 Wind instruments 20 Drowsier 23 Hebrew ascetic 25 Acquiescence 27 Uttered 28 Meadows 33 Kettledrum 34 Bridge holding 35 Wild ass 37 Ohio city 38 Excesses of calendar over lunar months 39 Reiterate 44 Notion 45 Rip 46 Poker stake 49 Seniors (ab.) 51 1002 (Roman)

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